The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has stated that Nigeria will triumph over the menace of killings, kidnappings, banditry and other social evils afflicting it easily if the citizens can demonstrate the spirit of unity, love and patriotism.
“No challenge can overwhelm a nation, state or town where the citizens consider unity, love and patriotism as strength. I pray that God will help us to check insecurity in Nigeria. We can also help ourselves by showing love and unity to be able to achieve this,” Ooni asserted.
Oba Ogunwusi, represented by the Obalufe of Ile-Ife, Oba Idowu Adediwura, spoke in Ejiyan Ekiti in the Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Saturday during the first coronation anniversary of the Obalaaye of Ejiyan Ekiti, Oba Adekunle Adepoju.
The Ooni said, “The spirit I am seeing today is a good example of how to develop a town. I can see that love has taken charge in this town, Ekiti and Nigeria,” as he appealed to the people to sustain their cooperation with their monarch “to propel development in Ejiyan.”
He, however, urged Fayemi to pave the Ejiyan-Odo Owa, Ejiyan-Isanlu and and Ejiyan-Iloro roads with asphalt for rapid development and opening up of the town to socio-economic prosperity.